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March 2014

Found 7 blog entries for March 2014.

Call it Karma, call it divine intervention. Sometimes things just have a magical way of working out.

STARS Lottery home winner

After getting left homeless for two months by the severe flooding in High River last year, William Rader and his young family now own a million-dollar home after winning one of the grand prizes in the 2014 STARS Lottery. The upscale house is in Red Deer.

When Rader, who lives with his partner of 18 years Tonya Kropf and two-year-old son Ethan, got the phone call about winning the dream home, STARS officials told him he'd won, but didn't tell him what he'd won. When he asked what his prize, he almost fell off his chair, thinking he'd likely have won a car or an early bird prize.

Their High River home in Sunshine Lake was flooded throughout the

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For Sale by Owner condoAfter trying to sell his two bedroom condo for 6 months, the founder/owner (Colby Sambrotto) of settled for using an outside professional. Despite the fact that he stresses on the website that there is NO NEED for the use of a Realtor®!

Colby had his condo in classified advertising and online listings for months, and still no luck! He broke down, contacted an agent familiar with the Manhattan real estate market, who promptly advised that he wasn’t asking enough for the property. After increasing his asking price by $150,000 and with the help of a professional, Colby’s home was sold. Real Estate Professionals live in the market, we know exactly what properties sell for, what buyers are looking for, and what to do to get a home sold!

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Calgary condos, Calgary condos for saleWhen it comes Canada's baby boomer generation, many will be retiring and downsizing in the next few years. In fact, the statistics show that nearly 1,000 Canadians a day will retire over the coming 18 years. Retirement for baby boomers brings about the looming question of where to live for the next phase of their lives. The kids have left the nest, and most retirees will want to downsize their living space.

Downsizing definitely has its advantages. Here are a few good things about the "less is more" lifestyle:

  • A smaller home means a smaller or no mortgage
  • Downsizing usually means no yardwork or snow shovelling, and more time for fun
  • Lifestyle Upgrade: Live close to the amenities that bring you enjoyment

Great Calgary Condos for an Awesome

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Read all about it here! Don't miss the latest Calgary real estate news from March 5-18. Compliments of the Calgary Home Team.

Spring Housing Inventory Will be Absorbed by Hot Market, Calgary Herald

Although additional resale housing inventory is expected to hit the Calgary market in the spring, a new real estate report says it will be absorbed by strong consumer demand. The report by Sotheby’s International Realty Canada, released March 18, said the outlook for Calgary’s real estate market is positive based on key economic indicators and demand is being “driven by low interest rates, tight rental and resale real estate markets and strong economic fundamentals.”

Ross McCredie, president and chief executive of Sotheby’s International Realty Canada,

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Children's Miracle NetworkIt's a huge win for the Alberta Children's Hospital and the outstanding team at Re/Max First. Our office has just been awarded the "Children's Miracle Network Top Contributing Office to Alberta Children's Hospital for 2013". The team donated $44,000 to this great cause last year and $447,000 since Day 1. All members of our Calgary Home Team give a portion from every home sale to the Children's Miracle Network.

The money raised assists in the essential funding for equipment, programs and support services to the Calgary Children’s Hospital. Our team is determined to continue this giving and would like to thank all of our past, present and future clients for choosing to work with us and support this charity. We strongly believe that together we can all

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Calgary Real Estate News

Read all about it! Don’t miss the big Calgary real estate news from Feb. 17-March 4. Compliments of the Calgary Home Team.

Calgary Real Estate Market Soars to New Highs, Calgary Herald

While the mercury tumbled in February, it was piping hot for Calgary’s resale housing market. February established all-time highs for MLS sale prices, as well as luxury home sales, while nearly 1 in 5 transactions turned into bidding wars in the marketplace due to a continued low inventory of available properties. “Prices are high, for sure, but other factors are driving those strong sales. Calgary is adding close to 30,000 people a year. And Calgarians, whether they’ve just arrived or have lived here for years, can flat-out service those bigger mortgages and higher

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Check Out What's Hot For Interior Wall Colours in 20142014 popular home colours

When it comes to giving those inside walls a new look now that winter's winding down, purple appears to be the colour of 2014. Radiant Orchid, to be specific. Yellow and blue are also going to be quite popular this year. Now these colours won't be for everyone, but they sure do stand out as people use colours to help disconnect from the technological world of today and get back to the beauty of art and nature.

In addition, statement walls and walls with handpainted murals, are also going to stay popular in 2014. You might want to try something a little different as well. The experts are saying painting the trim and wall the exact same colour is going to make a splash in 2014. This creates a sense

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